OP ED – Hugo By Elections Are the Rarity – Not the Norm by Jamie Gilcig JUNE 10, 2015

OP ED – Hugo By Elections Are the Rarity – Not the Norm by Jamie Gilcig  JUNE 10, 2015

Hugo, Hugo, Hugo….  The Freeholder editor took on the question of whether to replace an elected official or hold a bye election.  He cited the Brock Frost drama, but omitted to mention the Conflict of Interest lawsuit pending Mayor O’Shaughnessy, and Councilors Hebert and MacDonald. The irony is that some or all of those three […]

City Leaves 33 Year Old Public Gallery Out of Art Centre Discussion in Cornwall Ontario – JUNE 4, 2015

City Leaves 33 Year Old Public Gallery Out of Art Centre Discussion  in Cornwall Ontario – JUNE 4, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – In an odd twist of events the City Report from staff to council to be presented Monday night excludes The Art Gallery of Cornwall.  The city’s 33 year old public gallery was left off of the report to council of groups to confer with regarding the city spending $50,000 on a study […]

Will Leslie O’Shaughnessy Quit Again And Be Replaced by Bob Kilger? JUNE 3, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – What about Bob?    Is he coming back?  Is Cornwall turning into a George Romero movie? Leslie O’Shaughnessy is one bad poker player. In other media reports he stated that he had a legal opinion on his Conflict of Interest incident and that he’d be getting a second opinion. Legal opinions are expensive. […]

Conflict of Interest & Harassment in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – MAY 28, 2015

Conflict of Interest & Harassment in Cornwall Ontario by Jamie Gilcig – MAY 28, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – This can be a very very odd town to not only cover news, but deal with how stories are covered. Cornwall Housing threatens to evict seniors and tenants if they put in window air conditioners and we’re the only outlet to cover the story.  Not a peep out of The Freeholder, The […]

Group Formed to File Conflict of Interest Complaint Against Mayor & Two Councilors in Cornwall Ontario MAY 15, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – A group is forming which will lead to the filing of a formal Conflict of Interest complaint against Cornwall Ontario Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy, and Councilors Elaine MacDonald and Carilyne Hebert. The incident stems from a group that came to council seeking funds that all three are on the steering committee of. Not […]

Leslie O’Shaugnessy & Elaine MacDonald in Conflict of Interest Over Benson Project in Cornwall Ontario APRIL 21, 2015

Leslie O’Shaugnessy & Elaine MacDonald in Conflict of Interest Over Benson Project in Cornwall Ontario APRIL 21, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario –  A Kilgeresque moment Monday night at a special Cornwall Ontario City Council meeting as Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy and Councilor Elaine MacDonald refused to declare themselves in Conflict of Interest even though they are on the very steering committee that was seeking cash. (and apparently will receive it.) Councilor Carilyne Hebert, who sits […]

Mark MacDonald – Time to Admit Budget Problem – Letter to the Editor – FEB 27, 2015

Mark MacDonald – Time to Admit Budget Problem – Letter to the Editor – FEB 27, 2015

Dear Editor: With respect to the city budget and the huge financial problem that we are facing, we must stay focused on admitting that we (everyone that works for the city) have a problem and we need help. Empirical data shows that the disproportionate rate of growth in our protective services budgets is having a […]

Accident on 2nd Street & Marlborough Involves City Councilor – FEB 24, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – As the debate about the bike paths on Second Street continue a City Councilor had an accident on the corner of Marlborough and Second Street West. Mark MacDonald missed council after the 4 PM incident where he stopped moving through the busy intersection when he heard approaching sirens. He was rear ended […]

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – Of Arts & Bike Paths in Cornwall Ontario – FEB 12, 2015

11th Councilor by Jamie Gilcig – Of Arts & Bike Paths in Cornwall Ontario – FEB 12, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario –  Monday night two subjects stood out.   Now these were distractions from the bigger mess of our budget which preliminary numbers are looking at a tax increase of over 5% which simply is not acceptable, especially considering the bloating of taxes through eight years of Kilger rule. The first issue I’ll write […]

Councilors Want to Revert Second Street Bike Path Changes by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 9, 2015

Councilors Want to Revert Second Street Bike Path Changes by Jamie Gilcig – FEB 9, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Sometimes politicians listen.   Councilor Mark M MacDonald sent out an email to Mayor O’Shaughnessy and Council as well as the media. His thoughts echoed a CFN editorial from awhile back where the public also voted in our poll about changing the dangerous changes to 2nd Street here in Cornwall. Hello Mr. […]

Cornwall CAO Norm Levac Finally Answers 5 Questions – Vincent Ice Rink Rebuild Starts Saturday January 10, 2015

Cornwall CAO Norm Levac Finally Answers 5 Questions – Vincent Ice Rink Rebuild Starts Saturday January 10, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – In what has been a not so magical mystery tour the City of Cornwall has relented and agreed to allow the Vincent family ice rink to at least finish off the season, even though part of the ice surface is on City property (as is the family’s driveway). Hello Jamie, I believe […]

Vincent Family Discouraged as City Refuses to Answer Simple Rink Rebuild Questions by Jamie Gilcig – JAN 9, 2015

Vincent Family Discouraged as City Refuses to Answer Simple Rink Rebuild Questions by Jamie Gilcig – JAN 9, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – Brian Vincent is feeling discouraged.  The family was happy when a new group came together to help rebuild their family rink. A meeting was requested by the group for Thursday morning with Bill De Wit, the city manager who attended the initial break down of the boards as ordered directly by Cornwall […]

Group Forms to Legally Rebuild the Vincent Rink in Cornwall Ontario – Will You Help? JAN 7, 2015

Group Forms to Legally Rebuild the Vincent Rink in Cornwall Ontario – Will You Help?  JAN 7, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – While City Hall may not have supported the ice rink on Monaco Crescent in Cornwall, the people of the community and frankly, all across Canada clearly do. So much so that a group has been formed to rebuild the Vincent’s rink.  Members will be meeting Thursday at City Hall in hopes that […]

Two Cornwall Political Deaths – Mrs. Laurette Kilger & David Denneny Pass Away – JAN 6, 2015

CORNWALL Ontario – This week saw the passing of two political family members in Cornwall Ontario.   Former Mayor Bob Kilger saw the passing of his mother, Laurette Kilger on December 31st.    Mrs. Kilger (87) had been at Glen Stor Dun Lodge.   Mayor Kilger was a frequent visitor usually attending at least three […]

CFN Traffic Up 46% in 2014 Thanks to Our Viewers – Thoughts and Numbers by Jamie Gilcig SPECIAL AD OFFER

CFN Traffic Up 46% in 2014  Thanks to Our Viewers – Thoughts and Numbers by Jamie Gilcig  SPECIAL AD OFFER

CORNWALL Ontario – 2014 was a weird mixed bag of a year.  Here on CFN we increased our market share while growing our over all numbers, an interesting achievement. Big changes in our city thanks to CFN viewers forcing out one of the most corrupt Mayor’s in Ontario history along with three of his cronies […]

Cornwall Ontario Councilor Mark A MacDonald on CAG Pledge – Letter to the Editor 28/12/14

Cornwall Ontario Councilor Mark A MacDonald on CAG Pledge – Letter to the Editor 28/12/14

The new year brings high expectations and great challenges for the new council.  Dealing with the budget is going to be our biggest challenge The main thrust of the election CAG pledge that was signed by 22 candidates, focused on the fact that taxes are 1/3 less in the counties.  In order for Cornwall to […]

City Councilor Mark MacDonald Rebuffs City Position on Vincent Kids Ice Rink in Cornwall Ontario

City Councilor Mark MacDonald Rebuffs City Position on Vincent Kids Ice Rink in Cornwall Ontario

CORNWALL Ontario – City Councilor Mark A MacDonald has rebuffed the official City line over the Vincent Ice Rink on Monaco Crescent. Greetings:  This is my position with respect to the recent city of Cornwall press release regarding the kids ice rink. My understanding is that our by-law officers have the authority to use discretion […]